Wishlist Wednesday: Thorn by Intisar Khanani

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Welcome to this week’s edition of Wishlist Wednesday! Today I am featuring Thorn by Intisar Khanani. This retelling of The Goose Girl has me really excited.

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about and have yet to read. It is a spin-off of the original meme, Waiting on Wednesday that was formerly hosted by Breaking the Spine.

A Spectacle of SoulsTitle: A Spectacle of Souls (Circus of the Stolen #1)
Author: Jessica Julien
Publisher: Bleeding Ink Publishing
Publication Date: July 7, 2020

Summary (from Goodreads):

Caitlyn always thought she was just your average small-town waitress, but she’s anything but average. Suffering from frequent headaches and vivid daydreams, her oddities mask a secret hidden deep within her mind—one that could defeat even the cleverest of psychics.

When a mysterious circus arrives in town, Caitlyn is immediately drawn to it. While visiting the hypnotic show, she meets a seer who warns her of a gruesome future and urges her to stay away. But soon, Caitlyn finds herself ensnared in the show and the Ringmaster himself.

Recognizing Caitlyn’s powers for what they are, and believing they are the ones he has been searching for, the Ringmaster is determined to claim them as his own. Trapped within the circus and the Ringmaster’s devious grip, Caitlyn realizes that to escape the seer’s foretold fate, her only choice is to fight. Banding together with Bevier, an imprisoned psychic, Meg, an eccentric seamstress, and Daniel, a handsome magician, Caitlyn falls into the Psychic Realm to thwart the Ringmaster and stop the show before they succumb to his control and are trapped forever in his spectacle of souls. 

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Thoughts

Retellings are always intriguing to me. I don’t think that I have read any that are based on Grimm fairy tale, The Goose Girl . It sounds like this one is going to be a dark story and I can’t wait to read it.

About Intisar Khanani

Inistar Khanani

Intisar Khanani grew up a nomad and world traveler. Born in Wisconsin, she has lived in five different states as well as in Jeddah on the coast of the Red Sea. She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband and two young daughters. Prior to publishing her novels, Intisar worked as a public health consultant on projects relating to infant mortality and minority health, which was as close as she could get to saving the world. Now she focuses her time on her two passions: raising her family and writing fantasy.

23 thoughts on “Wishlist Wednesday: Thorn by Intisar Khanani

  1. alilovesbooks says:

    I’m so happy to see Intisar Khanani’s books getting the attention they deserve. I have yet to read Thorn despite buying it when it was released the first time but I have read a couple of her other stories and they were fantastic.

  2. Debra Branigan says:

    This book sounds very interesting and I’m particularly interested because one of my favorite fairy tales was The Goose Girl. Best wishes to the author on the new book.

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